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Abraham Accord: Experts Warn Trump Peace Deal a Precursor to War with Iran

    Abraham Accord: Experts Warn Trump Peace Deal a Precursor to War with Iran

On paper at least, last month’s U.S.-sponsored agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were all about peace. But behind the headlines, a darker, much more worrying picture of regional alliances, weapons deals, destabilization campaigns, and messianic prophecies emerge. The Abraham Accord, as it is known, is likely to expand the power of…

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More Than Just Statistics: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse 

    More Than Just Statistics: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse 

Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever serve as a substitute for emotions. Indeed, the stories of life, death – and…

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2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly

    2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly

Another grim milestone has just passed in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia’s war against the poorest country in the Middle East reached its two-thousandth day. Ostensibly, the war was launched to restore President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi to power after he was ousted following Houthi-led popular protests amid the Arab Spring. Realistically, the war has become little…

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Decades of Land Grabs Betray Israel’s “Terror Balloon” Justification for Latest War on Gaza

    Decades of Land Grabs Betray Israel’s “Terror Balloon” Justification for Latest War on Gaza

Incendiary balloons, or as Israel calls them, “terror balloons,” have been part of the Gazan resistance toolkit since 2018, and a frequent sight in the skies in the last few weeks. Palestinians fashion these “weapons of grass destruction” from everyday materials, tie them to gasoline-soaked rags or perhaps a homemade explosive, then ignite and release them…

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The Politics of War: What is Israel’s Endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

  The Politics of War: What is Israel’s Endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued an ominous warning to Lebanon. “We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” Netanyahu said during an official tour of a military facility in central…

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Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China

  Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China

A U.S. warship and military aircraft were spotted traveling southwest from Japan towards China yesterday afternoon, in what some fear is a growing escalation of aggression towards Beijing. A Boeing P-8A Poseidon (hex code AE68A2), an anti-submarine aircraft appeared to be working in conjunction with the anti-submarine destroyer the U.S.S. Rafael Peralta, patrolling as close as…

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US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare against China

  US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare against China

As the U.S. military turns its attention from the Middle East to conflict with Russia and China, American war planners are advising that the United States greatly expand its own online “psychological operations” against Beijing. A new report from the Financial Times details how top brass in Washington are strategizing a new Cold War with China,…

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Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

  Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishment would rather silence. In this episode, we are joined by human rights lawyer, journalist and author Dan Kovalik. Kovalik is an expert on U.S. empire, foreign policy and international…

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The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

  The UK Hasn’t Bombed Iraq or Syria Since Last September. What Gives?

The UK’s involvement in the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has slowly and quietly wound down over the last few months. Official figures show that the UK hasn’t dropped a single bomb as part of this campaign since September last year. However, where those bombs have caused significant civilian harm is…

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Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories

  Under Fire from Ukraine and Misperceived by the West, The People of the DPR Share Their Stories

On September 2, I left the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don via minibus heading northwest to the border of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and on into Donetsk. For my first few days there, I rented an inexpensive apartment in the heart of the city. Walking on a long tree-lined and cafe-filled pedestrian walkway, life…

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